A good starting point would be to learn to ‘fail better.’ There are no predetermined solutions and we have to be open to the possibility of being wrong.
Archive | January, 2013
The business press slams the lifestyles of Indigenous leaders … and lavishes sycophantic praise on the obscenely super-rich.
The British broadcaster blames poverty and hunger on the overbreeding poor
What is socialist about green socialism? …. Militarising climate change … Feral rich … Tar sands role in global warming … The truth about Enbridge Line 9
Science says that climate change ‘tipping points’ are coming fast. With pessimism of the intellect growing ever more intense, how can we avoid despair and unite in an effective movement based on optimism of the will?
The view that climate change caused the collapse of past civilizations is ideology, not science. Applied to the present, it can undermine movements against the real enemies of nature and humanity.
Fighting for the measures necessary to avert catastrophic climate change needs to be at the centre of socialist thinking and action.
The “no warming in 16 years” myth has been exploded again, this time by NASA
It’s called “petcoke,” and it is nasty, climate destroying stuff
21st Century Socialism … Australian Greens … Truth about quinoa … U.S. climate numbers … Reply to Lynas on GMOs … Tar sands cause cancer
La Via Campesina: South African commercial farming is the most powerful on the continent; it flourishes at the expense of the oppression and exploitation of agricultural workers.
The world burns, while corporations and governments fiddle
“Our vision of the Communitarian Socialism of Living Well is based on rights and not on the market. It is based on the full realization of human happiness of peoples and populations, through the full complementarity of the rights of peoples, persons, states and Mother Earth”
The editors of the annual journal Alternate Routes are seeking papers on the environment and prospects for social change, for the 2014 issue.
Free download from C&C: Alvaro Garcia Linero’s powerful book-length response to leftist critics of the Morales government’s economic policies, including the controversial TIPNIS highway and so-called ‘extractivism.’
Resource depletion and population … Climate change, worse than we thought … Biofuel and hunger in Guatemala … David Harvey on Rebel Cities … Bank bailout lies …
Ted Glick says Matt Damon’s new movie doesn’t tell the whole story about fracking, but it is nonetheless a strong film about corportate power
The claim that First Nations live off government subsidies is a racist myth. In reality, Indigenous people have been massively subsidizing Canada for a very long time.
Some Canadian environmentalists are blaming this ecological nightmare on foreign investors. Their analysis is both mistaken and dangerous: the tar sands are firmly in Canadian hands, and those hands are very dirty.
The Defenders of the Land program, adopted in 2008, is now proposed as a powerful unifying force for the new Idle No More Movement